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Portrait of Chris James and the Showdowns
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With a signature musical blend of Rock, Country and Blues, Chris James and the Showdowns deliver compelling and memorable songs that tip a hat to the classics but have their own unique originality. The band will have you singing or dancing along in no time...
Hometown El Cerrito, CA
Genres Americana / Alt Country, Singer/Songwriter (Male)
Band Members Chris James - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica; Matt Berg - ... » more
Achievements Top-10 Top-10 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Chris James 415-533-9183
# Years Experience Performing Live: 3
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 12
Market Draw: San Francisco Bay Area: 76-100
Venue History: Slims - San Francisco, CA
Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA
4th street Tavern - San Rafael, CA
Ivy Room - Albany, CA
Old Princeton Landing  - Half Moon Bay, CA
El Rio - San Francisco, CA
The Boom Boom Room - San Francisco, CA
Sauaslito Seahorse - Sausalito, CA
Winters Tavern - Pacifica, CA
The Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
Similar Artists: Springsteen; Wallflowers; Tom Petty; Black Keys
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: Lucky Breaks LP—2013


Chris James and The Showdowns are a band with a reputation for “keeping it real” and delivering unbridled original Roots-Rock-Americana music. Their live shows and latest album are energetic and emotional, withwell-crafted memorable songs that feature...








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Technical Requirements


Drums (5pc) 18" Kick

Bass Cab and Head 4x10 SWR

Guitar Amp 1 - Fender Silver Face Reverb

Guitar Amp 2- Fender Tube Head w/ 2 x 10 Cab

Keyboard Amp or Lesley Cabinet

2 Vocal Mics

DI for Acoustic Guitar


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